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Buyers beware of extreme weather risk, assertive renter tips, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
September 8, 2023 - 2:30PM
Street life in Manhattan, New York City


This week, many readers clicked on an article explaining to buyers why climate disaster risk should on your list of considerations. Senior writer Celia Young walks readers through how to investigate whether a place can handle intense weather—a more frequent occurrence because of climate change.

Also of interest: New York City began enforcement of new rules that require short-term rental hosts to register their listings with the city.

Here are this week's top five posts:  

1) Why you should consider a building's climate disaster risk when buying in NYC

2) To combat illegal short-term rentals, NYC requires hosts to register their listings. Here's how it works

3) 5 tips for asserting yourself and getting what you need as a NYC renter

4) Why I moved to NYC from Houston: I wanted to grow my tech startup and live in a creative atmosphere

5) How to make sense of your CityFHEPS voucher paperwork


Jennifer White Karp

Managing Editor

Jennifer steers Brick Underground’s editorial coverage of New York City residential real estate and writes articles on market trends and strategies for buyers, sellers, and renters. Jennifer’s 15-year career in New York City real estate journalism includes stints as a writer and editor at The Real Deal and its spinoff publication, Luxury Listings NYC.

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